Great Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day & Fun Contests to Enter!

Below are some great contests you can enter in honor of Mother’s Day, as well as some ideas on what to get your Magnificent Mommy!

Too Faced

Starting today, you can enter a Mother’s Day Contest on the Too Faced Facebook Fan Page!

Click here to enter and read more!

ALL YOU Introduces31 Days of Giveaways!

ALL YOU is offering consumers a chance to win a different set of prizes every day through the month of May.

May 1st kicks off the program by offering 5 lucky consumers the chance to win a Sonia Kashuk Beauty Duffle worth $24.99!

Prizes throughout the month include: A Keurig single-cup brewer, Wolfgang Puck 10-piece cookware set and more.

There is no limit on how many times you can enter or how many days you can win.

Go to: http://www.allyou.com/sweepstakes/monthly-giveaway-00400000064922/?xid=aybl-0512

ALLYOU.com & Sally Hansen Mother-Daughter Manicure Contest

In honor of Mother’s Day on May 13, ALLYOU.com & Sally Hansen are hosting a Mother-Daughter Manicure Contest.

To enter, simply upload a photo of two hands – yours and your mothers or yours and your daughter’s – highlighting your manicures side by side. They can match, complement each other or reflect your individual personalities.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a $500 gift certificate to the spa of your choice, and runner-ups will receive gift baskets chock full of Sally Hansen products.

For contest details, go to:
http://www.allyou.com/style-for-less/budget-beauty/sally-hansen-mother-daughter-manicure-contest-00411000074594/?xid=aybl-0512

The May issue of ALL YOU offers tips on how to find free restaurant meals, beauty products, clothes, no-cost kids activities and more.

Murad

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and Murad is going to help you make Mom feel special and look gorgeous this year! (***Photos from Murad.com)

Help Mom get into a great beauty routine by gifting her with products that will help keep her skin healthy, supple and youthful looking year-round with Age Reform Regimen or Resurgence Kit:

Age Reform Day Regimen

Refreshing Cleanser, 6.75 FL. OZ.
This gentle lightweight cleanser removes makeup, dirt and other impurities. Cucumber Extract soothes as it refreshes while Hawaiian White Ginger and Algae Extracts soften and smooth skin.

Complete Reform, 1.0 FL. OZ.
A patented, multi-benefit treatment that transforms skin by increasing firmness 61% after just one application while also improving skin texture to reveal softer, smoother skin.

Perfecting Day Cream SPF 30, 1.7 FL. OZ.
Provides essential hydration and broad spectrum sun protection to dry skin. Moisturizers restore suppleness and ease lines while powerful antioxidants boost protection against free radical damage.

http://www.murad.com/skincare-bundle3.jsp

Resurgence® Introductory Kit

Combats the effects of hormonal aging with Renewing Cleansing Cream to gently exfoliate, Age-Diffusing Serum to firm, tone and minimize wrinkles and Age-Balancing Night Cream to deeply hydrate and encourage cell renewal. Skin is retextured and renewed, restored with the glow of younger skin. http://www.murad.com/resurgence-tv-offer.jsp#

If Mom is concerned with cellulite or stretch marks, give her Murad’s Firm & Tone Body Care Regimen!

Cellulite Solution Regimen

A proven comprehensive approach to reducing cellulite and stretch marks, Murad’s Firm and Tone Regimen is proven to hydrate, firm and stimulate blood flow, leaving skin tight, supple and smooth. http://www.murad.com/cellulite-supplement.jsp

Does Mom like to do her own at-home facials? Give her Murad’s new Intensive-C Radiance Peel and have her skin literally glowing!

Intensive-C® Radiance Peel

This active treatment instantly brightens smoothes and hydrates skin, reversing environmental aging after just one use. An easy to use, at home treatment that enhances luminosity to reveal a more radiant complexion. http://www.murad.com/intensive-vitamin-c-face-mask.jsp

Mom want to get rid of those pesky crow’s feet or frown lines? Give her Time Release Retinol for Deep Wrinkles!

Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles

Tame serious wrinkles. Triple-action wrinkle-fighting formula features a precision control tip to focus the power of concentrated Retinol and micro-target deep creases and crow’s feet. http://www.murad.com/treatments/time-release-retinol-anti-wrinkle.jsp

 Keep Mom looking fresh and young with Murad’s New Age Diffusing Mask!

Murad’s Age-Diffusing Firming Mask is a rich, at-home skin firming booster that targets dull, dry, lackluster skin by delivering essential moisture, and launched today! This formula enhances skin elasticity and promotes instant firming to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while helping to improve overall skin health. This mask is part of best-selling anti-aging line, Resurgence™, the first skincare line developed to treat hormonally aging skin!

Duri

Duri Mother’s Day Gift Set

Duri Cosmetics is introducing their brand new Gift Sets just in time for Mothers Day. The new packaging has been designed to hold four Duri nail polishes in an easy-to-carry, adorable & very gift give-able boxed set that Mom is sure to love.

Gift Sets are available in six different color combinations: Blue/Gold, Black/Silver, Blue/Silver, Brown/Silver, Red/Gold and Red/Silver.

Mix and match Mom’s favorite shades from a selection of more than 200 Duri nail polishes. Each Gift Set retails for $17, a reduced price compared to purchasing four polishes individually at $5 each – a win-win for you and Mom!

Pureology & Redken

Whether it’s grocery shopping on Sunday, manicure and pedicure on Wednesday, face mask on Friday or yoga on Saturday, moms have a (very busy) weekly routine. Now add healthy, shiny hair and brilliant colour into that routine – it’s not always easy to obtain.

We invite you to schedule a Redken Chromatics color service for their moms for 2X fortified hair and shiny, brilliant color with zero Ammonia! And, to keep their colour lasting longer, Pureology, the pioneer in ZeroSulfate® shampoos, introduces three promotions for May featuring Purify shampoo (clarifying shampoo), and EssentialRepair, Hydrate, and SuperSmooth masques which work to repair, restore and rejuvenate hair in just five minutes, while the exclusive AntiFadeComplex® maximizes colour retention.

Duri Cosmetics Keep Your Options Open Collection – Official Product Information and Photos

SUMMER 2012: Spring Ahead to Summer with Duri Cosmetics

“Keep Your Options Open” Collection.

Duri Cosmetics is adding six brand new shades to their 2012 “Keep Your Options Open” Collection to give you more options this summer! Introducing a color palette of “in-the-moment” playful hues evoking brighter, longer days, warmer nights and a renewed vibrant energy of optimism. Duri’s new shades paint nails in an assortment of soft and sophisticated muted tones, fun-loving pastels, vivid modern brights and metallic glitter.

“Keep Your Options Open” Summer savvy shades include:

Lazy Days – a thoroughly modern matte mauve

Celebrate the Sunset – a confident perky pink

Steal the Spotlight – a bright flamingo red

How to Pick a Winner – a mariner’s greyish blue

The Big Score – a lunar glitter

Keep Your Options Open – a royal dark purple

All Duri Cosmetics nail products are completely safe, environmentally friendly and free from DBP, TOLUENE and FORMALDEHYDE. Products are available online at www.duri.com, as well as salons and specialty stores nationwide.

CIV BRIGHT IDEA: Salon Perfect Nails at Home!

Why aren’t DIY manicures as long lasting as professional manicures? What is the salon manicure secret that professional and celebrity manicurists know and use? Hint-hint… it begins with a strong foundation!

Duri Cosmetics Porcelain Foundation Retail $8

Duri Cosmetics, known for their award-winning nail treatments, is used globally by top salons, spas and celebrity manicurists to provide their clients with perfectly polished tips that not only last longer, but support a healthier and stronger natural nail as a foundation. Professionals know Duri Cosmetics Porcelain Foundation contains a special combination of ingredients providing natural nail beds with the needed properties to grow, maintain and set the foundation for long-lasting perfect nails.

The Porcelain Foundation improves and provides nails with the following:

  • Toughness
  • Flexibility
  • Durability
  • Porcelain “like” smooth properties

Faina Ritz, creator and chemist behind Duri Cosmetics, says “one coat of Porcelain Foundation on a clean, bare nail, followed by one of Duri’s 200 shades of DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde-free nail enamel, and a topcoat of award-winning Rejuvecote is all it takes to build stronger, healthier and more natural nails —just like the professionals do!” Faina also suggests using Porcelain Foundation as the ultimate protectant before the application of any of the new “gel-like” and “long-lasting” nail polish enamels, whose chemical formulations can severely damage the natural nail.

Porcelain Foundation lays a strong foundation to protect against damaging and harmful ingredients. Like preparing skin with a primer before applying cosmetics, nails should also have a protective coat – extending the very best hand (and foot) forward!

Lay the foundation for your next beauty and nail story with Duri Cosmetics Porcelain Foundation and provide beauty-lovin’ DIY-ers the salon secret they can master at home.

All Duri Cosmetics nail products are completely safe, environmentally friendly and free from DBP, TOLUENE and FORMALDEHYDE. Products are available online at www.duri.com, as well as salons and specialty stores nationwide.

GAME ON! Satisfy the “Hunger” for Killer Spring Nails!

Hungry for some new spring nail polish combos? Let the games begin!

The Hunger Games premieres on March 23rd… just in time to show the people of the “Capitol” spring’s winning mani/pedi combinations. Faina Ritz, creator of Duri Cosmetics, offers some suggestions from Duri’s “Keep Your Options Open” Collection to sate your beauty hunger. These killer mani/pedi matches will keep you on your fingers and toes in and out of the arena!

Pair The Big Score (a lunar glitter) on tips with Keep Your Options Open(a royal dark purple) on toes for a contrasting combo like characters Effie and Haymitch, but the team is a winner.

Our heroine Katniss knew to Trust Your Instincts (a cool hint of lavender), but fellow tribute Peeta knew how to Set the Mood (a neutral sheer blush) for creating a match you’ll fall in love with.

Tributes could only dream up this combo… Lazy Days (a thoroughly modern matte mauve) on fingers and Stay in Splendor (a soft tangerine) on toes or vice versa.

Only winners would put Necessary Luxury (a steely mauve) on hands and Celebrate the Sunset (a confident perky pink) on toes, but the Capitol might be rethinking How to Pick Winner (a mariner’s greyish blue).

All Duri Cosmetics nail products are completely safe, environmentally friendly and free from DBP, TOLUENE and FORMALDEHYDE. Products are available online at www.duri.com, as well as salons and specialty stores nationwide.

Duri Presents – OSCAR PARTY NAILS

ARE YOUR NAILS READY FOR THEIR OSCAR MOMENT? DURI COSMETICS’ RED CARPET COLLECTION WILL HAVE TIPS AND TOES STEALING THE SPOTLIGHT!!!

Retail $5 Each

And the winner is….Duri Cosmetics!

With the Oscars this Sunday night, the red carpet will include an assortment of matched and color-blocked mani/pedi’s painted “best-dressed” with the season’s most desired shades. From walking the carpet and clutching that coveted award to hosting your own viewing party or watching from home — Duri’s assortment of glitzy, glamorous hues are sure to cast all eyes on fingers and toes all season long.

Try Paparazzi and get the cameras flashing with an envious majestic green lacquer infused with a midas touch of sparkle. Fashion Police will fend off “worst dressed” status with a light blue shimmering hue. Addicted to Fame’s fiery orange hue will satisfy the hunger and Tabloid Rumors will keep nails under the radar dressed in a subtle shade of brick grey shimmer.

Going from one event to another…hook up with Limo Ride (copper shimmer) or go Behind the Scenes (royal purple) at the biggest Oscar Party (emerald shimmer). Create the uber Celebrity Scandal and steal the scene with nails foiled in liquid metallic silver and before the season is over…be sure to visit the VIP Lounge at least once for full access to the perfect and classic deep, rich burgundy.

All Duri Cosmetics nail products are completely safe, environmentally friendly and free from DBP, TOLUENE and FORMALDEHYDE. Products are available online at www.duri.com, as well as salons and specialty stores nationwide.

Duri Tip-Toes to the Altar…

Take a Walk Down the Aisle with Duri Cosmetics’ A Perfect Match Collection!

Whether in the spotlight as the Bride, on the sidelines as a member of the Wedding Party or just a well-manicured guest—planning the perfect 20 (mani & pedi) is a beauty must that should top every bride’s checklist. From BRIDESMAID-inspired bachelorette parties and themed bridal showers to the exchange of rings, tossing (and catching) of the bouquet and the most picture-perfect honeymoon – it’s a hands-on experience. Selecting the right shade and shape is as much a personal choice as picking out the perfect gown! Duri Cosmetics offers a host of options to meet any Bridezilla’s exacting standards—from classic french and creamy pearls to brilliant brights that nail the special day.

“We are seeing more and more brides go from a natural nail for her walk down the aisle to a dramatic pop of color to accent her reception change out dress,” says Faina Ritz, creator of Duri Cosmetics and the visionaire behind Duri’s A Perfect Match Collection. “Brides can start with a light shade like Wedding Vows ( pretty pale pink) and then apply a coat of a deeper color like Runaway Bride (cranberry red) after the wedding for a whole new look at the reception!”

As for bridesmaid manicures, Ritz suggests going outside the box and avoid matching color choices. If the bridesmaids are wearing a neutral color dress, they don’t have to wear a neutral polish. Allow the look to “pop” with a richer color polish such as Happily Ever After (bright classic pink) and vice versa for bright color gowns (pale them down with a pale).

For bachelorette parties, Ritz suggests going a little crazy with fun, loud hues like Bachelorette Party(a fun orangy-red) and Girl Power (shimmery magenta) perfect shades for the ultimate girls’ night out.

Whether a warm weather event or winter wedding – once the band starts to play, those stilettos will come off, so don’t forget the lower 10. Use a bright, but classic shade like Every Day Is A Valentine (sheer red) to give your toes a little kick! And for the classic bride, remix the French Pedicure with Lily Of The Valley(sophisticated light pink).

A Perfect Match collection includes 12 vow inspired hues…

I Do – a shimmery white for french manicure; Wedding Vows– a pretty pale pink; Bridal Bellsa clear, glossy bright pink; Lily Of The Valley- a sophisticated light pink; Daddy’s Girla sheer baby pink; Champagne bubblesa shimmery pearl; Hawaiian Honeymoon- a tropical peachy pink; Bachelorette Partya fun orangy-red; Happily Ever After– a bright classic pink; Girl Power- shimmery magenta; Every Day Is A Valentine- a sheer red; Runaway Bridea cranberry red.

And for the perfect Bridal Party gift, mix ‘n match three hues to create a collection of polishes for bridesmaids to remember the big day by (i.e. chose colors that match the wedding theme from the dresses down to the flowers).

All Duri nail products are completely safe, environmentally-friendly and free from DBP, TOLUENE and FORMALDEHYDE.

Make Duri Cosmetics your editorials’ perfect match! All Duri Cosmetics products are available nationwide at salons, spas and specialty stores, as well as online at www.duri.com. Individual bottles retail for only $5 each and Custom Gift Sets retail for $15.

STEAL HEARTS WITH DURI

Love is not only in the air, but right at your finger tips with Duri Cosmeticsnail shades this Valentine’s Day!

Whether it be hand holding, a romantic foot massage, a hot date or girls’ night out, Valentine’s Day shines a spotlight on hands and feet.

Duri Cosmetics has all the right sweet and sassy shades to give them a little love and steal hearts. Whether he “puts a ring on it” or not, nails will look their best with Duri Cosmetics Romantic shades.

Help your readers find an eye- catching polish from Duri Cosmetics to love this Valentine’s Day. Think Sweetheart– a gorgeous bright, shiny red; Almost in Lovepretty pale pink; Cupid Rulesa clear, glossy, bright pink; Hot Datebright fuchsia to grab hisattention; orEvery Day is a Valentinesheer saucy red. 

And for those gift-givers, mix ‘n match three hues to create a classic, romantic Valentine’s Day set with Duri’s Custom Gift Sets. (Please note gift sets go perfectly with a box of chocolate.)

Other perfect Cupid-kissed lacquers:

Forget Me NeverHot Pink

Breakfast in BedSoft classic pink

Cranberry CrushRomantic deep red

All Duri nail products are completely safe, environmentally-friendly and free from DBP, TOLUENE and FORMALDEHYDE.

Make Duri Cosmetics your editorials’ perfect match! All Duri Cosmetics products are available nationwide at salons, spas and specialty stores, as well as online at www.duri.com.Individual bottles retail for only $5 each and Custom Gift Sets retail for only $15each.

Duri – Polish Your Red Carpet Look

GET READY TO ACCEPT THE AWARD FOR BEST DRESSED TIPS AND TOES WITH DURI COSMETICS’ RED CARPET COLLECTION!!!

Retail $5 Each

And the winner is….Duri Cosmetics!

Award season is here and winning looks on and off the red carpet will include an assortment of matched and color-blocked mani/pedi’s painted “best-dressed” with the season’s most coveted shades. From walking the carpet and clutching that coveted award to hosting your own viewing party or watching from home — Duri’s assortment of glitzy, glamorous hues are sure to cast all eyes on fingers and toes all season long.

From the Golden Globes to the Academy Awards the People’s Choice will be bright and shimmery — And Duri Cosmetics steals the spotlight with their exclusive Red Carpet collection of nail polishes.

Try Paparazzi and get the cameras flashing with an envious majestic green lacquer infused with a midas touch of sparkle. Fashion Police will fend off “worst dressed” status with a light blue shimmering hue. Addicted to Fame’s fiery orange hue will satisfy the hunger and Tabloid Rumors will keep nails under the radar dressed in a subtle shade of brick grey shimmer.

Going from one event to another…hook up with Limo Ride (copper shimmer) or go Behind the Scenes (royal purple) at the biggest Oscar Party (emerald shimmer). Create the uber Celebrity Scandal and steal the scene with nails foiled in liquid metallic silver and before the season is over…be sure to visit the VIP Lounge at least once for full access to the perfect and classic deep, rich burgundy.

All Duri Cosmetics nail products are completely safe, environmentally friendly and free from DBP, TOLUENE and FORMALDEHYDE. Products are available online at www.duri.com, as well as salons and specialty stores nationwide.

Duri Holiday Nail Lacquers – Jingle Fingers and Toes!

Nothing rings in the holiday season like decorated hands and feet… Polish those tips with Duri Cosmetics’ gorgeous holiday nail lacquers!

Capture the spirit and spread holiday cheer to the mani/pedi with a bottle of Duri Cosmetics‘ beautiful hues – and stuff those stockings too for only $5 each!

Nails twinkle like Christmas lights with Path Of Light (rose pink with shimmer) and Night Before Christmas (deep red with glitter) is perfect for helping Santa “polish” off his milkand cookies. All That Glitters (gold and red glitter) provides traditional holiday red to let fingers and toes be the season standout. For a funky twist on holiday green, polish on Toxic (a neon bright green). And whatever the temperature outside, keep nails “north pole cool” with Icicle (a clear-base glitter).

Beauty Tip: For those who want to deck the halls and light up nails like a Christmas tree, layer Icicle on top of Toxic for a festive glow!

And start checking off that gift list with DURI COSMETICS HOLIDAY GIFT SETS (Set of three nail polishes).

Choose from seven pre-packaged and coordinated sets each with three holiday-inspired hues or create a custom set choosing from more than 200 custom lacquers in glitter, shimmer or creamy finishes. At just $15, these polishes not only make a great giftto give, but a great bargain for gift givers. Check out Gift Set #3 which includes shades designed to paint on the holiday cheer: Celebrity Scandal, a metallic silver; Paparazzi, a shimmery emerald; and Toreador, a creamy classic red. www.duri.com.

All products are sold online or at specialty stores nationwide.

Duri ANGELS AND DEMONS, BLACK DIAMOND, DRAGONTINI, and FALLEN ANGEL Nail Polish Swatches and Review

Recently a new nail polish brand has been brought to my attention – Duri! They aren’t new to the world, since they’re been around since 1990, but they’re new to me 😉

One of their most recent collections is a group of polishes is inspired by the movie “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”.

From the Press Release:

Duri Cosmetics’ deep hues inspired by Lisbeth’s troubled nature puts nails in character with fiery hot shades and shivering cool Nordic winter whites to capture the complete picture.

  • Fallen Angel (Dark plum with a hint of red shimmer)
  • Black Diamond (Black with shimmer)
  • Dragontini (Dark purple)
  • Angels and Demons (Dark grey with silver glitter)
  • Icicle (Creamy white with crystal shimmer)
  • Frozen Fire(Sheer pink with sparkling crushed ice)

Beauty Tip:Layer Icicle or Frozen Fire over the deep, dark hues listed above for even more Lisbeth Salander looks!

 For this post, I have Angels and Demons, Black Diamond, Dragontini, and Fallen Angel to share with you. I so with I had Frozen Fire to layer. Doesn’t it sound amazing?!

L-R: Dragontini, Fallen Angel, Black Diamond, Angels and Demons

Angels and Demons

Black Diamond

Dragontini

Fallen Angel

The formula on these polishes is amaze-balls! I wore Fallen Angel for 5 days with very minimal tip wear (since this was a new-to-me brand I wanted to test the wear!). My day-to-day is extremely rough on my nails, so when a polish lasts longer than a day I’m impressed, but this was FIVE! Application was super easy and I only needed 2 coats for each!

The polishes paint on extremely glossy and keep the glossy look for about a day before you’d need to add a top coat. If you plan on wearing them longer than a day, though, you’d need a top coat anyway.

As far as the price point goes, these polishes are extremely affordable at only $5 each! WOOT!

All Duri nail products are completely safe (unlike Lisbeth), environmentally-friendly and free from DBP, TOLUENE and FORMALDEHYDE.

Duri Cosmetics can be purchased online at www.duri.com and specialty stores nationwide.